Michael Furey was quoted in an article, "Horizon Didn't Justify Sealing Tiered Plan Docs, Judge Says," published by Law360. The article focuses on a recent decision by Bergen County Superior Court Judge Robert Contillo ordering Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to disclose a report from McKinsey & Co. that helped Horizon develop its OMNIA tiered insurance plan. According to the article, Judge Contillo granted a motion by Advance Local Media LLC, which intervened in a lawsuit by three New Jersey-based hospitals, Centrastate Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center and Valley Hospital, alleging Horizon breached its obligations by limiting its selection to the largest hospitals. In his decision, Judge Contillo noted "There is a broad, legitimate, immediate public interest in how healthcare is delivered in this state, how patients are insured and how they are incentivized to be evaluated tested and treated by particular providers." As a result the media and public should have access to the McKinsey Report and other evidence relating to the selection process.
As noted in the article, Furey hailed Judge Contillo for seeing through Horizon's "baseless claims of confidentiality." He told Law360, "With Judge Contillo's decision, the public should finally have an opportunity to learn the truth behind OMNIA."
Furey and Dennis LaFiura are representing the hospitals in this case, Capital Health Systems Inc. et al. v. Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., case number BER-C-369-15, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, County of Bergen.
On November 18, Darian Butcher will co-chair the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA) webinar, "Current State of Business/Commercial Litigation in the Superior Courts During the COVID-19 Pandemic."
Day Pitney Partner Joy Harmon Sperling will present on a panel entitled "How to Navigate Debt Collection Restrictions, Manage Liquidity Challenges, and Reconcile Opposing Demands from Consumers and Investors as a Servicer," at the 27th American Conference Institute National Forum on Residential Mortgage Regulatory Enforcement and Litigation.
James Rotondo and Andrew Ammirati co-authored the article, "Ohio: 'Control' determines whether Amazon is subject to strict liability," for Westlaw Today.
On September 29, Christopher Droney and Chase Rogers provided appellate advice to the Appellate Advocacy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. Judge Droney (ret.) and Justice Rogers (ret.) shared insights on the differences between state and federal appellate practice from their unique perspectives as former appellate jurists who are now in private practice.
Day Pitney Attorneys Alfred Marks and Michael Lane co-authored an article, "Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins: An Underutilized Defense Against Claims Brought Under Federal Consumer Finance Statutes," for The Banking Law Journal.
Judge Christopher Droney was quoted in the Connecticut Law Tribune article, "What Are Some ADR Trends Since COVID-19?"
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Adam Myron, senior counsel resident in Day Pitney's West Palm Beach office, is running for judge in south Florida.
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On September 10, Day Pitney LLP and Partner Jeffrey Mueller were featured in an article, "Wrestlers Sued the WWE, but Their Lawyer Misbehaved, Facing $500K in Sanctions," published by the Connecticut Law Tribune.